Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Spooky Night & Painted Autumn

Hello Sunday!

The fourth Sunday in fact, which is when I get together with my Stamping Sunday friends.

You can find the whole list of participants by clicking on the cute little blue frog!!  You’ll find a direct link to Yvonne’s blog at the end of the post to keep hopping.



Today it’s all about one of my favourite subjects – Designer Series Paper, or “DSP”.

Sara has asked us to create using either the Painted Autumn DSP or Spooky Night DSP.  But…. it can’t be a fall (autumn) or Halloween project!

I love a challenge to make “something” into “something else”.

Although I love all DSP, and usually buy every pack, I skipped on Spooky Night this catalogue.  Halloween isn’t as popular in Australia and I still have some similar colours left from last year!

I do however, absolutely {LOVE} the Painted Autumn DSP and took the 3-for-1 DSP deal on at the moment as the opportunity to stock on this beautiful design.

With a fresh pack of pretty paper in hand, I wanted to try a card on my stamping list – a Gift Box in a Card design.

Following this fabulous tutorial by Rachel Tessman, I made my own version using the Painted Autumn DSP and Big on Birthdays stamp set.

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

The card base is the same size as any regular card, but then you make a cute little box using the DSP and a lid using cardstock and place it into a 2″ square cut into the card base.

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

It sits across the card like this…

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

The idea of the box is to hold a little gift.  So, I used the DSP to make a necklace to slide into the gift box.

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

Here’s another view (lots of photos in this post!)…

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

I always love a coordinating card & gift option and this style of card takes it to the next level!!!

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

I can see many of this style of card in my stamping future!

It doesn’t fit in an envelope – but that just makes it the perfect gift for a colleague’s desk or on a placemat for a birthday dinner!

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

My next project takes us from deluxe to a great card, with limited supplies…

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

The DSP is so stunning with beautiful patterns.  You can use them as a background – like the arrow stripes (my favourite in the pack!!!) or by fussy cutting the patterns for a centrepiece – like the sunflowers.

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

Add some ribbons and a favourite sentiment and your stunning card is done in a flash!

The sentiment is from the Just Add Text stamp set.  Find it on page 167 of the Annual Catalogue.  Filled with great fonts & beautiful words, it’s great for all those friendship, gratitude & all occasions cards.

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

Speaking of wonderful things, it has been lovely to hop with the Stamping Sunday design team again.

To keep going, hop on to Yvonne’s blog and see her gorgeous projects!

To see everyone from the Stamping Sunday design team who’s hopping today, click on the blue frog for a full list.


Thanks for hopping with us!  It’s always lovely to be able to share our projects with you.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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A DSP Journey…

With the great DSP special on during October, I got inspired to go back to a favourite card design of mine where the DSP is the highlight!

I ended up going on a ‘paper adventure’ with some gorgeous patterns.

And some favourite stamp sets – Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Painted Harvest.

The colour journey started with this pretty design from the “Whole Lot of Lovely” DSP…

DSP | kelly kent

And then realised that this retired pattern from the Birthday Bouquet DSP (recently on the Clearance Rack) was a very similar pattern with a pink influence…

DSP | kelly kent

Which then reminded me of the delightful patterns in the Daisy Delight DSP…

DSP | kelly kent

And this one too…

DSP | kelly kent

So, all up in an afternoon of pottering about at my craft table, I was able to create a stack of pretty cards using gorgeous DSP.

DSP | kelly kent

Some of these cards will be sent to my friends having birthdays this month.

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Have you sent any cards this month?

It’s such a buzz to receive one – send a card and be the person to put a smile on someone’s face!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Do you need more DSP?  Here’s the designs available during the buy 3, get 1 free promotion running til 31st October 2017….

World Card Making Day Special Deals

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World Card Making Day is coming up in October!

Stampin’ Up! are celebrating with 15% off select card-making essentials, plus a deal on Fast Fuse Adhesive between 1 and 10 October!

This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on card-making supplies and keep celebrating all year long!!

For the Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) promotion:  Add Fast Fuse to your order (item 129026). Then add the two Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills (item 129027) to your order. Your order will not add them automatically. After you add the two refills to your order, the price listed will show $0.00 for the two free refills.

And, because October is an awesome month, there’s also a special on Designer Series Paper.

Buy 3 packs and get the fourth free on a select list of popular designs.

Choose 4 packs yourself, or team up with a friend and buy 2 packs each – splitting the cost!

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You can shop 24-7 in my online store (October host code is: 9XVXJYQS).

Add the specials and any other items to your list.  Shipping is a low $5.95 up to $120 and then 5% of your order amount from $120.

If you’d like to place your order directly through me, send me an email!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


Notecards & Stamp Sets, available at prices below 1-10 October 2017

Designer Series Paper Available during October in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Sale!

Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – DSP

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Good evening & welcome to the September edition of our team blog hop.

I’m so proud of what our Paper Adventures team has achieved this year.  Many of them have undertaken new activities – starting a blog, running classes, selling their creations, with lots more adventure on the horizon!

It’s so empowering to be part of such an amazing group of ladies!!!

Today’s theme is “DSP” – which in Stampin’ Up! lingo refers to Designer Series Paper – the range of exclusive patterned paper created by the Stampin’ Up! design department.

DSP is one of my favourite products in the range!  I buy all the patterns in each catalogue!  I love having the variety at my finger tips.

An affordable way to own every design is to purchase a Paper Share.  Find out more about the Holiday Catalogue one here.

Many crafters hoard DSP – afraid to use up all their favourite patterns or cut into those beautiful sheets.

I don’t have this fear and use DSP whenever I can!  I cut it, stick it and use it on so many of the cards I create.  It’s my favourite background!

When I was thinking of what to make for this hop, I wanted to explore ways to use DSP that aren’t always my first thought.

I came up with several – you can emboss it, stamp on it and use more than one pattern.

The two I am sharing with you today are…

DIE CUT IT!

The variation in colour makes for a great background for die cut pieces.  Or, in the case of this card, I used the ombre colour palette from the Color Theory DSP to  create variation in texture for my butterflies….

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

And the Wood Textures DSP to create a custom envelope…

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

The second project I’m sharing is great for when you need a quick card…

RIP IT!

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

I almost always use DSP in a solid rectangle background piece or in a long strip!

This diagonal rip is perfect for pretty papers with lots of detail, like the Petal Garden DSP.

I’ve also added some DSP (in my traditional strip style!) to the middle of the card…

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

Can you tell how much I love DSP?

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

So, here’s the challenge for the week –

Cut & use a piece of DSP that you’ve been ‘saving’ or choose a different way than your “DSP-go-to” for a project.

If this blog hop has inspired a need for more DSP, check out my Holiday Catalogue Paper Share, choose a current DSP from the online store or visit the Clearance Rack of the online store for some DSP at great discounts!!!

Next up is our guest designer for this hop – Marian Fleming.

Marian is a demonstrator in Perth that I met at OnStage and recently visited us for a class.

Crafting with Marian Fleming | kelly kent

How awesome that a common love of stamps makes it so easy to make new friends!

Thanks for sharing in our team hop today!

If you want any more information about how to get a ticket for the Paper Adventures train, click here for all the details about joining Stampin’ Up!.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

List of Paper Adventurers on this hop…


Product List – Butterfly Card

Product List – Petal Garden

Coffee Break DSP – Spinner Card

It’s no secret that one of my favourite products from the new catalogue is the Coffee Break DSP!

The colours are fabulous, the patterns are amazing and it has a coffee theme – people love coffee!!!

There’s an extra little bonus for this DSP… the little coffee cup framelit from the Coffee Cups Framelits set coordinates with the DSP!!!

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The uniformity of the die to cut out the coffee cup (and the cuteness) makes it the perfect centrepiece for a card with a spinning element.

Coffee Break Spinner Card | kelly kent

We had so much fun making this card during today’s class.

I shared how to put the spinner together – and then they can just change up the centrepiece at home to create any kind of spinner they want (or anything that fits in the circle!).

Coffee Break Spinner Card | kelly kent

See it in action, thanks to the lovely wind that’s blowing through this afternoon!

 

Does the new Marbled Background stamp remind you of a swirl on the top of a mug of barista coffee?  I thought it worked well for this card!

I love it when I can match products from different parts of the catalogue!!

Coffee Break Spinner Card | kelly kent

 


After cutting up the the sheet of DSP for all the little coffee cups, I had lots of other coffee shapes.

Look how cute they look lined up on this quick & easy card…

Coffee Break DSP | kelly kent

Yes, I truly love this DSP!!!

Coffee Break DSP | kelly kent

Love the Happy Birthday stamp?  I’m  always on the lookout for great ‘happy birthday’ options.  This one is a great size, all on one line and a solid font.

You can find it in the World’s Best Trophy stamp set along with 52 other awesome stamps!!!


How long is your shopping list?  Have you considered joining with Stampin’ Up!?  Yes, it’s a direct sales company, but a totally amazing one with no pressure or penalties.

It’s ok to join Stampin’ Up! just for the great promotions & discount.  More than half of my team are part of the Stampin’ Up! family to make their way through their shopping list at a discount!

Join for $169 and choose $235 of products, with free shipping.  During July, there’s $187 of free products included!  It’s amazing!

You’ll be a demonstrator until at least the end of Jan 2018 during which time you receive a 20% discount on all the Stampin’ Up! you purchase.

Join for $169 and see where the journey takes you!
http://kellykent.stampinup.net/jointhefun

If you have any questions, or want more info, send me an email!

CASEing the Catty #134 – Babies & Kids

It’s been wonderful to see all the CASEing the Catty projects this month over on our Facebook page.  Thanks to everyone who has been entering the challenge and sharing their creativity!

Ready for a new theme?

This week we’re CASEing the Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue.

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There’s only one set in this section that I don’t own – can you guess which one???  It’s on my wishlist, so might appear shortly!

When I first saw the Annual Catalogue at OnStage I knew that I {had to have} the ‘A Little Wild’ stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Framelits dies.

I have 3 variations of the same project to share today that were inspired by towel decoration in the photo above, the mobile we have in our toy room and a cute card I saw on Pinterest.

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

I’m loving playing with the new DSP.  If I had to choose a favourite, at this moment, it’s easily the Coffee Break DSP – such lovely patterns & colours!

I used the Coffee Break DSP for the elephant mobile …

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

The bear mobile uses Whole Lot of Lovely. Color Theory & Birthday Memories DSP…

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

And the lion mobiles uses the Whole Lot of Lovely & Delightful Daisy DSP…

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

Cards like this are a great way to use your DSP scraps.

And all that ribbon that tends to build up in a beautiful array of colours!

I’ve used three new offerings from the new catalogue – Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon & Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon.

There’s over 50 new ribbons, trims & twines in the Annual Catalogue!!!  So much prettiness!


For more prettiness, hop on to the lovely Bronwyn Eastley to see her project inspired by the Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue…

And be sure to join the fun on our Facebook page!

Wishing you a lovely week!


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{LOVE} Paper? Read on…

Pretty patterned paper is always one of my favourite new catalogue products!

I have a wonderful collection and like to use it regularly!

Nothing brightens up a card like a piece of DSP!!!

But, of course with 14 new designs in the catalogue (actually 15 if you count the Fresh Floral In Colour stack), that’s a lot of DSP to collect.

Of course, buying full packs of each design add a substantial cost to your wishlist!

I’d like to help out by coordinating a paper share.

You’ll get 102 sheets of beautiful new DSP in 6″x6″ size.  All for the low cost of $43.

Postage is available Australia wide for just $7 if required (total cost of the paper share with postage is $50).

Each paper share includes at least one of each design in each pack, except specialty packs where designs will be allocated randomly.

Random allocation of specialty papers enabled me to keep the costs low.

The Fresh Florals Paper Stack is not including in this DSP share.  

But all the designs shown below are!

2017 DSP Share | kelly kent

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People often tell me how much they love participating in paper shares.  They end up with paper that they never thought they’d love – but they do!  They have a range of colours & designs on hand for any occasion.  And it’s a great way to work out which designs you’d like to buy a full pack of.

The 6″x6″ sheets are a great size.  You get one full standard card front, plus a strip for another card or project, or you can keep at 6″ size and create 3D projects.

Sound like something that will get this new catalogue started in style for you???

Fill in your details below and I’ll contact you to finalise the details:

This paper share is open to Australian residents, including Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

You’re going to love having so much paper to play with!

 

ESAD Blog Hop – 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

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There’s lots of excited Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and customers this week, because we’re only a few sleeps away from the release of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue!

To spread some more of that excitement, a group of demonstrators from the ESAD Facebook page are getting together today to participate in a Sneak Peek blog hop.

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You’re going to see lots of amazing samples as you hop around more than 20 blogs of talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

If you’re already on the way then you’ve just seen the gorgeous work of my friend Lou Kitzelman.  I’ll take this opportunity to give her a big pat on the back for all the hard work she does to organise these blog hops!

And now on to my creations!

Today’s shares are all about one of the bundles you’ll be able to order in the new catalogue.

I’m feeling quite sneaky today because I have the pleasure of sharing something with you that not too many people have had the chance to play with – yet – but I know will be in the shopping carts of many on Thursday.

It’s the Circle Tab Punch and Tabs for Everything stamp set!

The Tabs for Everything Stamp Set was in our bag at the April OnStage event (so lucky!) and the Circle Tab Punch appeared in my beautiful box of products for my display stamping board for OnStage #demoperks

Apart from it’s amazing uses… cards, scrapbook pages, organisation and the new planner (!!!), one of the best things about this product set is the price!

The bundle is only $54.75 in Australia and $66.50 in New Zealand!  All new bundles in the catalogue are priced to give you a 10% discount.


I used the punch in my display board samples (see them here and here) – on it’s own and with complementary products, but as with many Stampin’ Up! products, it really comes into it’s full amazinglness when used as a coordinating set.

To show you the wonderful potential, I’ve paired it one of the new DSPs.

It’s bright & fun – you’re going to love the Pick A Pattern DSP!!!

This pattern seemed perfect for the paintbrush stamp from the Crafting Forever stamp set.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent

I’ve used the tab on the edge of the centre panel for the ‘happy’ sentiment and the ‘birthday’ sentiment in the Classic Label punch.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent


The colours in this DSP are gorgeous!

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent

For this card, I’ve used the punch negative as a little cubby for the animals – which are fussy cut from the Pick A Pattern DSP.

 

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent

And the ‘hello’ sentiment from the Tabs for Everything stamp set – it’s packed full of cute (and practical) little words!


The final card uses the camera/photo page from the DSP – and following that theme, I created a film strip using the stamps from the Tabs for Everything stamp set.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent

With a tab pull at the end – of course!

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent

Did you notice the use of the Classic Label Punch in these creations?  It’s not part of the bundle, but many of the sentiments fit this punch perfectly.

I am a huge fan of the Classic Label Punch – and the ability to punch out sentiments (and get them straight!).


If that wasn’t enough to tip the Circle Tab Punch onto your wishlist, then you might be tempted about how easy it is to create catalogue tabs for your new catty!

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

With just the Circle Tab Punch, 3/4″ circle and the {FREE} Catalogue Tab downloads below, you’ll be able to totally organise your catalogue!

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

Print the tab labels onto Whisper White cardstock, punch using the 3/4″ circle, attach to the left side of the tab and fold in half around each page, attaching at the rectangle tab section to create a sturdy tab.

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

I’ve suggested colours & page numbers – but this part is really up to you!

All my tabs sit on the right hand side of the catalogue, regardless of whether the section starts on this page or the even page number before it.

Click on the links below to download the printable pdf with Australian spelling.

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

Click on the links below to download the printable pdf with American spelling.

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

I hope you find these useful – and get a total kick out of a nicely labeled catalogue!  It certainly makes all those products easier to find!!!

If you’ve made it to the end of my post, you’ve done well!!!

Thanks so much for hopping with us.  Please continue the hop by seeing what the lovely Libby Dyson has made.

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Libby is one of the admins on our ESAD Facebook group – lots of thanks to her for all the effort she puts into provided a place for us to gather.

I love being part of this wonderful family I call Stampin’ Up!


Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Kelly Kent – you are here
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Rachael Lewsley
  6. Josie Dean
  7. Megan Lenske
  8. Cheryl Algie
  9. Leonie Schroder
  10. Kristel Rimmer
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Carly Middleton
  13. Rosalie Desmond
  14. Tanya Bell
  15. Renee Lynch
  16. Violette De La Croix
  17. Sharon Dalton
  18. Kim Oliver
  19. Peta Stephen
  20. Sandra Mastello
  21. Courtenay Heuston
  22. Monique Fielder
  23. Cathy Pinchbeck
  24. Richelle Fletcher
  25. Maree McIntosh
  26. Rebecca Jacovou

Technique Class – Embossed Stamping

Today’s class participants requested that they learn more techniques that they could apply to their card making at home.

We did a range of things including reflection stamping, ‘kissing’ and embossed stamping.

I’ll share them all eventually, but I’ll start with “embossed stamping”.

It’s a whole new way to get use from your embossing folders.

Instead of running them through the Big Shot, you use your ink pad to ink up the inside cover then close it with your cardstock instead.  Give it a good press and the embossing folder pattern is inked on your cardstock.

We used the Brick Wall folder – it looked great!

Jar of Love | kelly kent

I was so in love with this card, I made a few variations for other occasions.

Mother’s Day…

Jar of Love | kelly kent

Anniversary…

Jar of Love | kelly kent

Creating in multiples is a great way to build a card stash & make the most of the all the different papers and inks you have.

Which colour combination do you love the most?  I think the Mother’s Day blue & yellow stole my heart!


I always have so much fun at classes.  If you’re in the Bunbury area and would like to make cards, get in touch with me so we can lock in a date to create!

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DSP De-Stash

I love a good DSP collection – but every nowtanagen (family joke … now & again as said by Miss Papercraft) it’s time to do a clear out.

So, Nanna Papercraft and I are passing on some of our much loved DSP designs to you.

See the grid below for available DSP and leave a comment if you’d like to rehome any of the designs.

All patterns are $3.50 per pack and contain a minimum of 12 sheets.  Some designs have multiple packs available.

I’ll keep the stock availability updated as best as I can.

Pick up in Bunbury for locals or postage is $2.50 for up to 4 packs  (more than 4 packs will need a postage quote).

Please note that Stampin’ Up! have very strict rules about selling their products across borders.

So, due to this, the DSP De-Stash is available to Australian Residents only.

Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper

Birthday Basics
6″ x 6″
4 available

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper

Botanical Gardens
6″ x 6″
2 available

Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper - Digital Download

Cottage Wall
6″ x 6″
1 available
1 SOLD

Season Of Style Designer Series Paper

Season Of Style
6″ x 6″
2 available

Modern Medley Designer Series Paper

Modern Medley
6″ x 6″
SOLD

Well Worn Designer Series Paper - Digital Download

Well Worn
6″ x 6″
2 available

Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

Watercolor Wndr
6″ x 6″
4 available

Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper

Sweet Sorbet
6″ x 6″
3 available
1 SOLD

Bohemian
6″ x 6″
2 available

Sycamore Street
6″ x 6″
2 available

Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack

Fresh Prints
4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″
2 available

Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Stack

Trim the Tree
4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″
3 available

Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack

Love Blossoms
6″ x 6″
3 available

Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack

Stacked With Love
4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″
4 available

Venetian Romance
6″ x 6″
2 available

Twitterpated
6″ x 6″
3 available

Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper

Retro Fresh
6″ x 6″
3 available

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper

Best Year Ever
6″ x 6″
2 available

Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper - Digital Download

Jolly Holiday
6″ x 6″
1 available

Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper

Nordic Noel
6″ x 6″
1 available

Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper

Color Me Irresistible
6″ x 6″
2 available

Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper

Irresistibly Yours
6″ x 6″
2 available